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20070417 Women?s Tennis Wraps up Regular Season
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Release: 04/17/2007
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<DIV class=Section1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This Week for the Wildcats: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The No. 40 Arizona women&rsquo;s tennis team will wrap up regular season play on the road against in-state rival <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, ranked 20<SUP>th</SUP>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats and Sun Devils will face off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last week: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats ended their five-match losing streak over the weekend taking down visiting No. 36 Oregon, 6-1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Ducks were shorthanded with only five players able to take the courts, giving <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> automatic wins in the No. 3 doubles spot and the No. 6 singles position.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769">Kasia Jakowlew</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48773"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48773">Jessie Rochefort</A></A> paired up in their final home appearance to secure the doubles point with their win on court two.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In singles, the Wildcats got wins in the first four spots to get the victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The win improved <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> to 9-12 on the season and 3-4 in the Pac-10.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is the 49<SUP>th</SUP> all-time meeting between the Sun Devils and Wildcats. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> leads the series 31-17.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Sun Devils won the two teams&rsquo; match up earlier this season, 6-1, in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting the Sun Devils: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> is 11-9, 4-3 in the Pac-10 so far this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It is currently on a three-match losing streak.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Sun Devils have had mixed results since their last meeting with the Wildcats, going 2-3. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They have won against UCLA and <st1:State w:st="on">Oregon</st1:State> while dropping matches to <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State>, Stanford and USC. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> is led by freshman Nadia Abdala, ranked No. 32 in singles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior Sabrina Capannolo, No. 76, is also ranked in singles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Sun Devils also have one pair ranked in doubles at No. 11, Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Head coach Sheila McInerney enters her 23<SUP>rd</SUP> season at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns seven players and adds two freshmen.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Giant Killers: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> and junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> both had huge upsets in consecutive match ups against first <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place> and then UCLA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg, ranked 91<SUP>st</SUP> at the time, defeated USC&rsquo;s 10<SUP>th</SUP>-ranked Lindsey Nelson in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6(4).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The next day against UCLA, Steinberg was able to avenge a loss earlier in the season to No. 22 Riza Zalameda.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg again got the upset in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Against USC, an unranked Mavroleon took down 12<SUP>th</SUP>-ranked Sarah Fansler in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mavroleon kept the momentum rolling the next day as she handidly defeated UCLA&rsquo;s 49<SUP>th</SUP>-ranked Tracy Lin, 6-2, 6-4.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P></DIV> <DIV class=Section2> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Pac-10 POW: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> was named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Apr. 2-8.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg posted back-to-back upsets over two of the Pac-10's top players.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg beat USC&rsquo;s tenth-ranked Lindsey Nelson and UCLA&rsquo;s 22<SUP>nd</SUP>-ranked Riza Zalameda, both in straight sets.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was the first award for Steinberg and the first ever Player of the Week honor for the Wildcats in women&rsquo;s tennis.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></DIV> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Double Trouble: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has won the doubles point in 10 of its 21 matches so far this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats are 9-1 when winning the point and 0-11 when their opponents take the point.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ranked Rivals: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats have played their last 18 of 19 matches against ranked opponents since opening the season against unranked <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Arizona</st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Wildcats in the Rankings: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats jumped four spots in poll to No. 40 this week.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> took a giant leap in the poll this week to No. 40. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Her current three-match winning streak moved her up 51 spots from No. 91. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A>&rsquo;s own three-match winning streak propelled her into the rankings at No. 77.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Fall Action: </SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> found most of its success in doubles during the fall season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769">Kasia Jakowlew</A></A> earned a 7-2 record in doubles while paired with <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959">Camelia Todorova</A></A> (3-1) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=561386"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=561386">Natalia Toporowska</A></A> (4-1).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> went 3-0 in doubles action.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg had the most success in singles play during the fall finishing at 5-3. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Pac-10 Elite: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has face tough competition since entering the Pac-10 season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Eight of the nine conference teams are ranked in the ITA poll including five in the top 25.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Stanford leads the way at No. 1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Southern California and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State></st1:place> are close behind at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UCLA (No. 12) and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (No. 20) round out the top 25, while No. 38 Oregon, No. 40 Arizona and No. 45 Washington State are all also ranked. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Three singles players and one doubles pair from the Pac-10 are in the top 10 of their respective polls.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State>&rsquo;s Susie Babos is ranked No. 5, while Stanford&rsquo;s Theresa Logar and <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place>&rsquo;s Lindsey Nelson are No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Another seven players from the conference rank in the top 25.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Babos and teammate Zsuzsanna Fodor are No. 2 in doubles.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Next Week: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> will compete individually in the Pac-10 Championships held in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Ojai</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The tournament begins on Thursday, April 26, and runs until Sunday, April 29. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P>
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